Frank Herbert:The Works

  • Title: Frank Herbert:The Works
  • Author: Bob R. Bogle
  • ISBN: 9780985589301
  • Page: 284
  • Format: ebook
  • Frank Herbert The Works As the author of the world famous Dune series as well as numerous other science fiction novels Frank Herbert has long been regarded as one of the most acclaimed masters of the genre Frank
    As the author of the world famous Dune series, as well as numerous other science fiction novels, Frank Herbert 1920 1986 has long been regarded as one of the most acclaimed masters of the genre.Frank Herbert The Works is a comprehensive critical biography documenting the literary achievements and sometimes stupendous disappointments which comprise the legacy of thisAs the author of the world famous Dune series, as well as numerous other science fiction novels, Frank Herbert 1920 1986 has long been regarded as one of the most acclaimed masters of the genre.Frank Herbert The Works is a comprehensive critical biography documenting the literary achievements and sometimes stupendous disappointments which comprise the legacy of this colossal figure who has for so long dominated the science fiction stage Herbert s most famous and compelling works, including Dune, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Whipping Star, Destination Void and The Santaroga Barrier, are recast in an original compositional and intellectual perspective that establishes the hidden interrelationships and ideological connectivity woven throughout his entire oeuvre A new understanding of the deeper significance which riddles his most well known works emerges from the context of his less renowned fiction and non fiction alike, as well as from consideration of the times and places in which he worked Answers to innumerable questions which Herbert s legions of fans have been pondering for decades are offered here, along with extensive supporting arguments and documentation What emerges is a new synthesis and appreciation for the expansive mind of a truly original American writer and artist.Among the problems tackled in this volume are these How was Herbert influenced by the 1960s counterculture in San Francisco How did he assemble the disparate pieces that synergized into Dune What are some of the technical shortcomings of Dune How did Herbert begin to model an extended spectrum of consciousness within his other novels, including Destination Void and The Santaroga Barrier Was Herbert at heart of a scientist or a mystic How prescient was he concerning the modern threat of terrorism How did Herbert envision the interface between spacetime, energy, matter, and the mind Did he see government as a dangerous, power and control seeking force determined to keep people down, or as an inevitable emergent property of social interaction that expresses a collective subconscious will How might Frank Herbert have written the last volume of his Dune series had he lived

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    About Bob R. Bogle


    1. Bob R Bogle has been a cell biologist, a phycologist, an oceanographer, a clinical chemist, a histocompatability technologist, a reluctant hematologist, a microbiologist, a transfusion medicine technologist, a father, an appreciator of psychedelic and impressionist art, a Dylanologist, an aficionado of Frank Herbert, Ernest Hemingway, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman and James Joyce, and a life long writer Most of his professional training was at the University of Arizona in Tucson He is presently blogging compulsively about his most recent novel, Memphis Blues Again American South, the blues, jazz, the Civil War, Civil Rights, New Orleans, Savannah, the Mississippi River basin, etc at brbogle.


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    1. Until I read this book, I had no idea what was going on in Dune. Sure, I knew I liked it. And yes, I read the books and watched the SciFi channel's TV mini-seires countless times. But still hindsight it seems I never really understood the deep philosophy behind this great work. No more! FRANK HERBERT: THE WORKS by Bob Bogle took me through a step by step analysis, starting with Herbert's earliest days as a SF writer and continuing throughout his entire career. Honestly, I didn't realize how igno [...]

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    2. For many, the name Frank Herbert is associated only with the sci-fi masterpiece that is Dune. Indeed for many, their appreciation doesn’t go beyond Children of Dune - a mistake in my view as God Emperor is the best! There is of course a whole body of work left by Herbert outside of the Dune series, both before and after. Bogle presents an extremely comprehensive and in depth look at Herbert’s literacy legacy. From the early, faltering beginnings he takes us on a journey of development and we [...]

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    3. When I was asked to review this book, I did so with some hesitancy. One expects to find an analytical book regarding an author and his works to be obscure and full of speculation, unfounded theories, and a general lack of approachability. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself mostly mistaken in my presuppositions of this book.Mr. Bogle goes to painstaking effort to provide real examples of the premises he espouses in this book. Of particular interest to me, were the anecdotes from Mr. Herber [...]

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    4. Bob Bogle's "Frank Herbert: The Works" is a heartfelt and voluminous biography, appreciation, critical analysis of Frank Herbert's books and his life as a writer. I read it mostly to better understand the Dune Saga and I'm glad I did. I'd forgotten how complicated the later books in the series had been and Bogle's analysis and synthesis helped tease some of the tangled story lines apart. I've only read two other books by Herbert, "Hellstrom's Hive" and "White Plague." I imagine I'd have enjoyed [...]

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    5. Absolutely delightful to read. Bogle's grasp of Herbert's philosophy and how he wove it into his writing is impressive and his analysis of how Herbert's life events tied into it all is simply breath-taking. Reading this is like getting "Dune" opened up to a whole new level. Definitely worth reading.

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